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Agent: Suh not seeking contract bigger than Bradford's $50M

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Ndamukong Suh's agent, Eugene Parker, said Sunday that reports he's asking for more money for the No. 2 overall draft pick than No. 1 selection Sam Bradford received are "not true."

Suh, a defensive tackle, and the Detroit Lions continue to negotiate a deal. Bradford, a quarterback, received $50 million guaranteed from the St. Louis Rams, and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, the third overall pick, was given $35 million guaranteed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Some criticized Parker last year for the lengthy holdout of his client, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree. He was seeking a deal that surpassed or equaled that of receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, who was taken three spots ahead ahead of Crabtree by the Oakland Raiders.

Rumors of a similar situation with Suh began to circulate Saturday night. The sides still don't have a deal despite the picks around Suh falling into place.

The Lions opened training camp Sunday without Suh. Veteran Kyle Vanden Bosch, who signed with the Lions during the offseason, is looking forward to working with Detroit's other new defensive tackle.

"Obviously, you'd love to have him here," Vanden Bosch said. "We know how talented he is, and we know how much he can help us. The sooner the better, but as players, we also understand the position he is in."

The only public development in Suh's holdout came on his Twitter account. During the Lions' afternoon practice, it was updated with a reference to a Biblical verse: John 7-24.

"Judge not by with appearances, but judge with the right judgement," the tweet read in a possible reference to criticism he has received for holding out from camp.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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